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- The mechanism of stabilization of actinomycete foams and the prevention of foaming under laboratory conditions
- Blackall, Linda L.; Marshall, Kevin C.
- Cultures of Nocardia amarae give rise to cell-stabilized foams in a laboratory scale foaming apparatus. The organism produces a surfactant and the cells are very hydrophobic; factors which, in terms of froth flotation theory, are essential for foam production and transport of the cells from the aqueous to the bubble phase. The addition of montmorillonitic clay to the culture prior to foaming prevents foam stabilization. The results obtained suggest the formation of a salt-dependent, reversible, bacterium-montmorillonite complex which prevents transport of cells to the bubble phase.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Industrial Microbiology, Vol. 4, no. 3 (May 1989), pp. 181-187
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0908 Food Sciences; 1003 Industrial Biotechnology
- Hydrocarbon affinity; Montmorillonite; Nocardia amarae; Surface tension
- Copyright © 1989 Society for Industrial Microbiology.
- Peer reviewed